Patrick Hawke-Smith: Getting residents’ views on sustainable housing

I am delighted and excited to be selected by Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) as a candidate for the district elections on 7 May. I look forward to the campaign and especially to hearing from local residents, whether current supporters or wanting to find out more about what we hope to achieve in the future. In particular I will be interested in their views on the key issues affecting our district, such as supporting sustainable housing development with essential infrastructure.

I also look forward to working with everyone involved in R4U. As a local party seeking to offer a thoughtful alternative to national party politics, we hope to offer a blend of experience and fresh ideas to the people of Uttlesford. For instance, as a professional fundraiser myself, I would be keen to explore new sources of income, in order to get away from an over-reliance on house-building subsidies that plays into the hands of developers.

The coming months could bring some significant change to the local scene and I hope you will want to be part of it.